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Experience Cape Coast | Touring Ghana

Experience Cape Coast | Touring Ghana

The coast of Ghana is lined with ancient castles and forts. One of the famous castles representing the dark slavery era is the Elmina castle. Oyesola explored almost all the major tourist spots in cape coast including the Elmina castle. She will be sharing what now represents a travel itinerary to Cape Coast with us. Enjoy!.

I wanted to do something different and I knew I had to go outside Accra. I spent quite some time on Trip Advisor before I settled for the places below, all in cape coast.

WHERE TO STAY AT CAPE COAST

I  booked three nights at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort. We lodged in a standard single room which cost $125 per night. Honestly, I didn’t want to leave afterwards. I enjoyed myself so much that I look forward to planning another trip to there.

The resort itself has a lot to keep you occupied, if you are not interested in touristy things. It’s a beach side resort so you have the beach, swimming pool, golf course, horse riding, crocodile pond etc. I loved chilling there in the evenings mostly because I went sightseeing during the day. The restaurant in the resort was quite impressive; not a single bad meal and breakfast is complimentary.

 Coconut Groove Beach Resort

Coconut Groove Beach Resort

 Coconut Groove Beach Resort

Coconut Groove Beach Resort

 Coconut Groove Beach Resort

Coconut Groove Beach Resort

 Coconut Groove Beach Resort

Coconut Groove Beach Resort

 Coconut Groove Beach Resort

Coconut Groove Beach Resort

 Coconut Groove Beach Resort

Coconut Groove Beach Resort

PLACES TO VISIT IN CAPE COAST

1. Kakum National Park.

We had planned to visit Kakum and so we took a long ride of about 45mins from the resort. Luckily, I got a very affordable taxi driver, Nana (0242832423), who ended up being the only taxi I used during my stay.

On arriving the tropical rain forest reserve, I paid 70ghc for the canopy walk. It was a long walk up to the canopy, in fact I had to stay back and rest and the guide left me behind. But when we finally made it up it was worth it. I was so scared, wanted to just climb 3 bridges and call it quits but Ade was having none of it. We ended up climbing all 7 thanks to her. At the end we were so happy, one would have thought we won an Olympic medal. The canopy walk was worth it!.

Less I forget, there is a tree house which requires hiking and cost about 50cedis but we didn't do it.

 Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park

 Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park

 Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park

2. Monkey Sanctuary

The monkey sanctuary is located right on the Kakum road. I also read about it on Trip Advisor. I met ‘one time’ who took us round. They had loads of monkey, turtles, crocodiles, civets etc. It was a rainy day but we enjoyed the visit.

 Monkey sanctuary 

Monkey sanctuary 

 Monkey sanctuary

Monkey sanctuary

 Monkey sanctuary

Monkey sanctuary

3. Hans Cottage Botel

Still on the Kakum road, we visited Hans cottage botel to watch birds and crocodiles. I just had to visit after I read about the place and saw pictures of the tamed crocodiles. You pay a token 7ghc for the two of us) to look at and take pictures with the crocodiles. It was scary but I did it!.

Don’t know how, but 'Aunty Mary' the crocodile whisperer was good at allaying all our fears and the crocs were docile too. There are lots of them there. 

 Hans Cottage Botel

Hans Cottage Botel

 Hans Cottage Botel

Hans Cottage Botel

4. Elmina Slave Castle

We cannot change the pastbut we can reshape the future…Dalai Lama

Elmina slave castle is about 10mins away from the resort. The tour guard didn't spare any details of the dark slave history, enslavement, torture, and death. Though educational but it was equally very hard just imaging the horror. Just knowing the number of people held in tiny cells/rooms with barely any sunlight, reminded me of how desperately wicked the human mind can be. 

The tour was quite emotional and I left there very sad.

 Elmina Slave Castle

Elmina Slave Castle

 Elmina Slave Castle

Elmina Slave Castle

 Elmina slave castle

Elmina slave castle

 Elmina Slave Castle

Elmina Slave Castle

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We stumbled on a local styled resort where you can get affordable meals

 Cape Coast Tour

Cape Coast Tour

Final thoughts on travelling to Cape Coast

I was glad that we visited Ghana, exploring Accra & Cape Coast. I tried the local Ghanaian dishes like RedRed & Kelewele, Kenkey, Groundnut soup, Rice water and of course the world famous Ghana jollof rice.

However, I need to visit Ghana a second time and have more jollof before I can decide which jollof wins the #jollofwars… LOL #ikid.  I actually added 2kg upon my return. Please don’t judge me…lol.

I look forward to my next visit where I can explore another part of Ghana. Remember that you only live once, so make the most of every trip!.

I hope you all enjoyed reading this as much as I did. Oyesola (the contributor) and Adeola, are all sorts of parent & child travel goals. Oyesola is dedicated to inspiring Nigerians to travel, more importantly parents with their kids. Shes runs Naija Kids Travel Too & also owns Bambini World. Check out all her Instagram handles and see how passionate she is about children and child education.

Till our next adventure, we would love to hear from you. What did you enjoy most about this article. Have you explored cape coast before? Please share your experiences with us in the comment section with other places worth visiting (if any).

Stay blessed,

Margaret.

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